Nov 23, 2014 - 09:48 am .- On the Feast of Christ the King, during the canonization Mass of six new saints, Pope Francis said that Jesus Christ’s kingdom comes through his works of mercy--works that Christians must imitate with tenderness.
Nov 23, 2014 - 06:01 am .- In his ad limina address to the bishops of Zambia on Monday, Pope Francis urged them to continue to build upon the efforts of missionaries to the country, a quarter of whose people are Catholic, and who are nearly all Christian.
Nov 22, 2014 - 05:25 pm .- Two new Indian Catholic saints to be canonized by Pope Francis on Sunday were known for their deep spiritual life and their intercession in helping families, say two Catholics who find deep inspiration in their sanctity.
Nov 22, 2014 - 04:50 pm .- An international conference held this week at the Vatican is looking to bring “a message of hope and joy” to persons with autism and their families.
Nov 22, 2014 - 11:36 am .- Pope Francis has said autistic disorders are nothing to be ashamed of, as he encouraged everyone to build solidarity to ensure that autistic persons are not isolated.
Nov 22, 2014 - 01:16 am .- Pope Francis said that divisions among Christians are a stumbling block to evangelization, and encouraged members of the Church to go beyond personal opinions and find value in what others offer.
Nov 21, 2014 - 01:14 pm .- Pope Francis said on Friday that the desire to migrate from one’s homeland is inspired by the search for hope, and encouraged the Church throughout the world to welcome migrants, whose presence helps build up society.
Nov 21, 2014 - 10:33 am .- Pope Francis condemned priests and laity who turn their parishes into a “business” by charging for things such as baptisms, blessings and Mass intentions – calling it a scandal that's hard to forgive.
Nov 21, 2014 - 12:08 am .- The recent return to the “Vatican bank” of some $28.8 million, seized because of alleged money laundering, closes a story that opened almost five years ago and accompanied the reform of Vatican finances.
Nov 20, 2014 - 01:29 pm .- A Vatican source has confirmed to CNA that Pope Francis called a 24-year-old man in Spain who alleges he was the victim of sexual abuse a decade ago in the city of Granada.
Nov 20, 2014 - 11:40 am .- The divorced and remarried can receive absolution like any other member of the faithful, the Vatican's doctrinal office has affirmed: when they repent, in their case taking a firm resolution to abstain from sex with their new partner.
Nov 20, 2014 - 05:44 am .- In his homily on Thursday Pope Francis said that the Gospel scene in which Jesus wept for Jerusalem’s closed heart is repeated today with those in the Church who are afraid to let him work in their lives.
Nov 20, 2014 - 02:02 am .- Turkey's small community of 53,000 Catholics – amid a population of 76 million – is anticipating Pope Francis' upcoming trip to the country with joyful hearts, says Istanbul's apostolic vicariate.
Nov 20, 2014 - 12:08 am .- One of the lessons learned from this week's Vatican conference on marriage, say organizers, is that the beauty of man and woman's complementarity is not political, but is rather the human experience.
Nov 19, 2014 - 07:07 pm .- Pope Francis on Wednesday appointed René Bruelhart president of the Financial Information Authority, the Vatican's financial watchdog, thus opening a new phase for the authority that Bruelhart had until now directed.
Nov 19, 2014 - 06:02 pm .- Leaders from various faith traditions around the globe are backing the union of a man and woman as an inherently complementary human reality that transcends even the difference of religion.
Nov 19, 2014 - 01:04 pm .- Pope Francis brought laughter to a group of young people gathered at the Vatican Nov.15 when he quoted an Argentinean comedian’s metaphor about ham and cheese sandwiches in relation to the Christian life.
Nov 19, 2014 - 07:29 am .- In his weekly general audience address, Pope Francis said that holiness can never be selfish, but is a gift that must be put into practice through daily witness and attentiveness to the needs of others.
Nov 18, 2014 - 09:01 pm .- Though the Vatican's communications reform committee met last week, it is still to be seen how the committee's proposals will be incorporated within a larger reform of the Roman Curia.
Nov 18, 2014 - 10:02 am .- In his homily on Tuesday, Pope Francis spoke of how we must never be content with where we are in the spiritual life, but rather must seek constant conversion.
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